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Canadian discussions - a global retail perspective. As the world entered lockdown in March 2020, a small, diverse group of Canadian thought leaders gathered virtually to speculate, collaborate and share their insights on the waves of disruption facing retailers. "The Business of Retail” podcast emerged as an unflinching strategic alternative to the conventional discourse. Listen or watch as root causes are revealed and new paths forward for the wider retail ecosystem are explored.
 
A podcast for everything a Veterinary Manager needs to know to get the job done. We’ve been there and know how hard it is and are here to help by sharing our knowledge and expertise to elevate you! This podcast is for YOU - the veterinary practice manager, supervisor, leader. We want to elevate you by equipping you with relevant content, material, guidelines, instruction, feedback and pro tricks and tips. We will deliver real-life experience, along with our super smart guests, that will get ...
 
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Newly named 2 time Lions Courtney Lawes and Dan Biggar join us to celebrate Warren Gatland's Squad for South Africa 2021. What do we make of the 37 names? What does it tells about how we think the Lions will play? Who can feel most aggrieved to have missed out? PLUS news of our first Post Covid, Lions related Live Show. LTBP. See acast.com/privacy …
 
In this episode Andrea and David interview Melissa Tompkins, BS, CVPM, PHRca, CCFP on recruiting in the veterinary practice. She tells us how to write creative and targeted ads, ways to weed out the riffraff, and hire the right people. Join us, grab a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine, enjoy the session! Stay happy and sane!…
 
There is an escalating war of engagement by brands in an overcrowded and noisy consumer marketplace. We can’t compete without digital and we can’t afford to get it wrong. But beyond the hype, are current levels of spend sustainable? Why are so many overemphasizing acquisition over retention?By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
In this episode, Andrea & David interview Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP (PgD) the Positive Change Ninja and Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting, LLC about how to be the PAWsitive Leader in your veterinary practice. Josh talks to us about positive psychology, asking the right questions, and leading through a supportive lens instead of shaming.…
 
What’s it all about?Addressing the heating issue through geothermal energy, even at a domestic level. I’ve seen Dandelion growing, and raising funds and thought it is a technology we haven’t yet covered on the podcast, so I was delighted when Michael agreed to join me and tell his, and their story, and how heat pumps are one more solution in our ar…
 
George and Gary wanted to get real about what might happen to the retail sector whenever we get to a point of full return, no restrictions - and what might be a very serious concern that dampens the mood of at least some the sector. On a lighter note, David wondered why the heck we are calling a potential spending surge "revenge spending" ?!?! "Wak…
 
What’s it all about?Going Double Unicorn in 5 years, and still knowing you are still only at the beginning of the journey! I speak to tech founder and CEO of Octopus Energy Greg Jackson about how he used tech as the platform to disrupt one of the industries most resistant to, and in need of disruption- energy supply. With a focus on technology solv…
 
What Vet Med Gets Right (and Wrong) About Compassionate Euthanasia with Craig Lassen In this episode, Andrea & David interview Craig Lassen, BBA the Hospital Director at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center (NVA). Craig discusses the importance of compassionate euthanasia and how we can make or break the client's experience during such a dif…
 
Josh Bayliss is a professional rugby player for Bath Rugby. Josh broke into the first team at the Rec a couple of years ago and has gone from strength to strength since. He is now one of Bath's leading players, particularly in a season so fragmented with international call ups. His efforts are not only appreciated by his club but also by Gregor Tow…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 2 takes a look at what the future of “physical” for retailers, developers, and landlords might look like, including tremendous opportunities to collaborate on innovation in re…
 
In this episode of PAWSitive Leadership Podcast, Andrea & David interview Jeff Backus and Dave Cowan to discuss all things veterinary technicians. Dave and Jeff run the Vet Tech Cafe and Taproom podcast which supports veterinary technicians around the world. Dave and Jeff call out managers (gently!) in what we get wrong and what we get RIGHT with v…
 
What’s it all about?Flow batteries have had their technical and commercial challenges over the years, so it’s good to see that the technology is really starting to get traction in that 6-12 hour storage category. It’s also good to hear a good traditional ‘started in my garage’ cleantech start-ups story, just watch for the EPA. This week I talk to C…
 
The TBOR team invited guest Claude Sirois, the forward-thinking former President of Retail at Canadian Shopping Centre giant Ivanhoe Cambridge, to a two-part discussion. Part 1 reviews the deep, persistent shifts in the real estate landscape the past few years and the jarring impacts on landlords and tenants triggered by Covid responses. Part 2 in …
 
One of the biggest challenges I face is trying to keep up with all the great books my guests recommend as part of the show. One that I absolutely loved and found incredibly useful was The Grid: The fraying wires between Americans and our energy future. After the recent black outs in Texas I thought it a great time to speak with the author Gretchen …
 
In this episode of PAWSitive Leadership Podcast, Andrea & David interview Bonnie Lutz, Esq. to discuss all things veterinary medical board compliance. Bonnie has built a law practice around defending veterinarians from administrative actions brought by the VMB and has a unique perspective on medical records, Practice Act compliance and board invest…
 
Green Hydrogen! It’s hard to do or read anything in the sustainable technology sector without hearing about Green Hydrogen at present. What part does hydrogen have to play in the clean energy and mobility transitions? I’ve been working recently with hydrogen founders and entrepreneurs and I’m really intrigued as to where and how we could or should …
 
Perhaps this should be titled The High Cost of Data Illiteracy in Retail. In fairness, retail is very literate about a narrow range of data: skus and sales. But how many retail leaders have a vision and roadmap behind statements such as "we are a data driven business" or have applied critical thinking to scope out a range of data needs, over time, …
 
In this episode Andrea & David interview Leslie Boudreau, BASVT, RVTg, CVPM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR about licensed veterinary technician utilization in a veterinary practice. How to home grow them, keep them feeling fulfilled, and utilize them to generate revenue in your practice. Join us, grab a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine, enjoy the session! …
 
I first spoke to Christian about joining on the podcast over two years ago, we planned to do so at the Hyperion office in Munich, time and pandemics conspired against us. But with so much happening in the space, and so much need for long duration energy storage, I didn’t want to wait any longer, seeing the progress they are making as a company, so …
 
Lale Kesebi joins the discussion from Hong Kong. Lale is an ex c-suite executive of global distribution giant Li & Fung and has built upon her sterling track record of transformations in her counsel to CEOs in her Human At Work advisory. We delve into the need for substantive change in retail cultures to enable successful transitions for legacy ret…
 
In this episode of PAWSitive Leadership Podcast, Andrea & David interview Nicole Clausen, CSSGB, CCFP, CVBL owner of Veterinary Care Logistics to discuss the nuts and bolts of all things inventory management. Nicole is a veterinary inventory consultant GURU with so much passion. We discuss great tricks and tips to improve cash flow, setting up and …
 
Those who listen to the podcast will know I’m a big fan of the electrification of everything, but I’m also a (clean) technology agnostic, and in the drive to reduce fossil fuel consumption, sectors like hydrogen and biofuels may have a significant part to play. This week I talk with the very passionate and driven CEO of a biofuel company that recen…
 
As we gather stories of the plight of iconic independent stores and restaurants closing for good under pandemic guidelines, we discuss the bigger ripple effects beginning with streetfronts and local communities. Can the damage still be mitigated in 2021?By Christine Cowan, David Ian Gray, George Minakakis, Gary Newbury, Craig Patterson
 
The mobility transition, and the electrification of transport! If that doesn’t get you excited perhaps you’ve found the wrong podcast!! Desmond Wheatley, a Scotsman in San Diego has a passion for this transition, and a great story to tell of the evolution of a cleantech business, he has lead for nearly ten years. Who saw the emobility transition te…
 
Our pilot episode features David Liss interviewing co-host Andrea Crabtree, BS< CVPM, SPHR, PHRca, CCFP about her career, specialized credentials, experience, and success & failures through her veterinary management journey. Our focus is to share the tired, tested, & relevant experience, how to avoid common pitfalls, and action items to help YOU in…
 
Co-hosts David and Andrea interview Rhonda Bell, CVPM, CCFP who is the owner of Dog Days Consulting and all around social media badass. Rhonda shares her approach to social media marketing, the first steps veterinary practices can take in using social media, and the benefits in reaching your clients. Join us, grab a cup of coffee or pour a glass of…
 
The Business of Retail team invite guest speaker Marina Strauss to discuss where Canadian retail heading. With a deep knowledge of corporate retail and the players in Canada, Marina Strauss is an award winning writer, recently retired from the Globe and Mail and is now the director of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.…
 
I make no apology for starting the year back talking about batteries. EnerVenue caught my eye recently after a $12m seed round, but whilst they are a very young company, their technology has been used for many years, mainly in space! They now have a way to make their technology cost competitive and not so astronomical in cost (see what I did there?…
 
Department Stores have been part of the North American retailing landscape for several generations, however, over the last decade they seemed to have struggled to re-orientate themselves to remain relevant with a compelling proposition in the "Age of Amazon". Is it time for their leadership teams to make some bold moves to succeed? If so, what radi…
 
In this episode the Team is joined by retail people person, Jackie Ross, to speak on the topic - The World of Work. The world of work in retail has been transitioning pre-pandemic, but during COVID this is becoming perhaps the biggest challenge facing retail execs. For executives and their teams, what will careers, leadership and technical skills l…
 
An ongoing C-suite discussion amongst senior experts, focusing on the transformation a pandemic is accelerating throughout the retail ecosystem. The Business of Retail is: George Minakakis, Craig Patterson, David Ian Gray, Gary Newbury, and Christine Cowan. From time to time, notable guests will join in on our exploration of underlying issues and r…
 
What’s it all about?My passion for helping cleantech start ups ot grow and scale has been a driving force behind founding and growing Hyperion Executive Search. On top of this in the last couple of years I have been working with an exploring both the cleantech VCs and global Incubators and Accelerators. You may have heard my recent podcast episode …
 
What’s it all about?Wireless Charging!! A concept that blows the mind of some, and yet it’s here and in operation. I met Andy Daga at a conference we were both speaking at, and I’ve wanted to get him onto the podcast ever since. From working on the Space Station, to working on irradicating fuel stations, Andy has a fascinating background, and compa…
 
What’s it all about?Flexibility! The key to the clean energy transition is flexibility and all the other tools and services energy storage provides, the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of cleantech. I discuss the latest trends and activities, financial and technological with Florian Mayr. Florian is a regular speaker at cleantech conferences and shares some ver…
 
What’s it all about?Hydrogen vs Batteries!! Not at all. We’re (Clean) technology agnostic here. The challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss are enormous, and we need all the tools in the armoury to stand a chance. That said, it’s important we use the right tool for the right job, and that’s something I discuss with Phil Caldwell, CEO of …
 
We’ve had the opportunity to speak to some of the pure play cleantech VCs in Europe over the last few months, this time I was delighted to reach out to Dan to share his thoughts from a US perspective. I really like Dan’s approach to both technologies and management teams, and his efforts and take on the diversity and inclusion issue. I hope you enj…
 
Tonight we chat with octopus artist Kat Liepins (@Kat_Liepins_Art) about the allure of additional nipples, and whether or not mermaids have butt cheeks. We discuss college pranks, overhead projectors, and propose legislation outlawing glitter during the pandemic. Kat is about as cool of a Kat as they get, heck she was even born on Christmas!…
 
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